To Pat / 20 Feb 2020
Topic: Stress and anxiety
How to deal with stress and anxiety
From Pat / 24 July 2019
Welcome to Ask Pat,
It sounds like you are looking for some ways on how to deal with stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety can be experienced by many people, in many ways. Some people find ways to cope themselves, while others may need the support of others in their lives to help them find ways to cope with the stress and anxiety in their lives. Once we recognise that we have stress and anxiety in our lives then it becomes possible to find ways to overcome these stressors. It is important to remember that we all have our own unique ways of coping with anxiety and stress and what works for one person may not work for others.
You may find the tabs on our website helpful, particularly the ‘Info and advice’ section. There is also support and information on the HSE website www.yourmentalhealth.ie, where you can find information about many issues related to mental health and about other support services.
Young people have the right to get help from an adult in their lives that they feel they can talk to about what is going on for them. Some may feel this trusted adult for them is a family member, teacher, doctor or a school guidance counsellor.
Don’t forget, you can always contact Childline on 1800 66 66 66 to talk about what is going on for you. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our text service, 50101 and webchat service, through www.childline.ie, are available from 10am to 4 am every day. While we do not tell you what to do here at Childline, we are here to listen and support and to help you to explore the options that are available to you in your life to help you in a way that suits you.